Canitauan Island

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  • Day49


    March 20, 2019 on the Philippines ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Wir fuhren mit der Fähre vier Stunden nach Coron. Dort übernachten wir in einem teuren B&B mit Badezimmer ohne Wasser. In den folgenden vier Tagen assen wir immer schlecht, Philipp wurde sogar krank davon. Wir mieten zweimal einen Roller, das war sehr schön, viele Kinder haben uns laut "heeeeelloooo" zugeschrien und gewinkt, die Erwachsenen haben uns auf der Strasse angehupt (zusammen mit einem Lächeln haben wirs als "Hallo" gedeutet).
    Wir badeten in Hotsprings (Salzwasser und 40°C) und spielten wie immer viel Schach.
    Die anderen zwei Tage verbrachten wir mit Bootstouren. Die waren ganz schön, haben uns aber nicht so vom Hocker gehauen.
    Dass die Fähre für unsere Weiterreise am geplanten Tag nicht fuhr kam uns gerade recht und wir checkten einen Tag früher aus.
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  • Day151

    Day 150: Moving Hotels

    November 13, 2016 on the Philippines ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Day off today. Shandos has booked a review stay at a resort about 10 minutes out of town called The Funny Lion Inn. So we checked out of our hotel and awaited our pickup at 1pm. I spent most of the time organising videos and preparing for my snorkelling Palawan video. By 2pm the transfer still hadn't arrived, so we ended up just taking a tricycle instead.

    The new hotel is beautiful, high up on the cliffs and with a big infinity pool and a spa. We had a great room too, at the front of the hotel looking over the jungle and some water glimpses. Lovely large king-sized bed and big bathroom with proper facilities - quite a change from the budget accommodation we're used to!

    Spent most of the afternoon in the pool, then had 2-for-1 cocktails on the deck before dinner. All cocktails and the food were very tasty; I had pork ribs and Shandos had a grilled fish. Retired early as we'd had a few too many cocktails!
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  • Day152

    Day 151: Relaxing at The Funny Lion

    November 14, 2016 on the Philippines ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Very little to report again! We spent the day enjoying the resort facilities! Shandos had a massage, I spent the morning in the pool and then a few hours in the afternoon working on my video.

    More cocktails again around sunset, then dinner in the restaurant again (steak for Shandos, seafood pizza for me). Happy to report again that the food was excellent, and our stay's been great so I think they'll be getting quite a bit of positive coverage.

    Hard to believe it's our last night in the Philippines, after nearly six weeks here (minus a few days in Hong Kong)! Off to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow via Manila, then a day of errands planned (and hopefully a new phone for me) before we fly to Myanmar on the 17th.

    In hindsight I think overall I've enjoyed the Philippines, though if we hadn't spent as much time in Palawan I would've been distinctly underwhelmed I think. Boracay is too crowded, Manila is too dirty and jammed. Bohol was nice, but didn't really offer us anything we couldn't have done elsewhere. And central Palawan (Puerto Princesa) wasn't really anything that spectacular either, outside of the Underground River.

    Plus the food isn't as good as it is in neighbouring countries (though I've come around to it somewhat), and I don't think the people are as friendly either. People who work in tourist related industries (hotels, transport, guides etc) are great, but everyone just seems grouchy. And it's far poorer than I expected, particularly outside the rich parts of Manila. I'd almost put it on par with Laos in terms of how rustic and poor it is. I would definitely recommend people travel to El Nido and/or Coron though - particularly in the next few years, before the hordes of Chinese descend like they have in Boracay. And on that depressing note, it's time to sleep.
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